“Then some things happened. I was on the run from the police, and my dad got me to come stay with him in Missouri where he was living at the time. It wasn’t a very good neighborhood. Bad things were going on there, and it showed me what I didn’t really want in life. Being with my dad taught me what could happen if you chose to live that way, you know? It was one of the smartest things I ever learned.
"Things are different now. Better. For the past two years, I've been going in the right direction. I'm still working on getting off drugs though; I'm still recovering. It's a work in progress. The way it happened was, I was walking down the interstate here in Memphis. I'd been hitchhiking for hundreds of miles, on and off, and this van pulled over. It was a Christian group. They whipped out a flyer and explained what they did and how they did it; they said they helped save souls. So I got in the van with them."